Prescription Error Claims
A prescription error made by a hospital or GP can have very serious consequences for patients, as it means you are at risk of taking the incorrect medication. While this can result in certain side-effects, in some instances it can also lead to death. It is therefore very important that if you suffer as a result of a medical error of this type, you are able to claim compensation.
We are here to provide the assistance you need to make a successful prescription error claim. Call us on 0800 014 7481 or complete our online enquiry form and we can discuss your case in more detail, providing the help you need to get the claim underway.
Read about Prescription Error Cases We've Handled
Why People Make Prescription Error Claims
It is advised that people always check the packaging of their medication, as well as the contents and literature, before taking it. If issued with a prescription, always check the medication matches the prescription handed over to the chemist. However, when incorrect medication has been issued and taken and harm caused, there is potential for a compensation claim to be made.
An error of this type does not always relate to the issuing of the wrong prescription. Other examples include:
- The prescription of an incorrect dosage
- Medication being prescribed for too long
- The prescription of multiple medicines that cannot be taken together
- The patient being allergic to the medication prescribed to them
- Children being prescribed medication that is not suitable for people their age
Making a Claim
If being prescribed the wrong medication has caused you injury, then you can make a claim. For instance, did being given the incorrect medicine result in you being unwell? Did it mean that an existing condition you had went untreated and subsequently caused you problems? If so, there is potential for a claim to be made.
You could also be in line to make a claim if being prescribed the wrong medication resulted in a number of other outcomes. These include having to take time off work and enduring pain or suffering. Likewise, you may be able to make a claim if an incorrect prescription meant you were unable to undertake everyday tasks, or participate in pastimes you previously enjoyed.
Talk to Us
We have helped many patients who have suffered as a consequence of prescription errors, enabling them to obtain the compensation they were entitled to. If you believe that you, a family member or friend has endured harm as a result of a prescription error, do not hesitate to get in touch. You can do this by filling in the enquiry form on this page, or by calling us for free on 0800 014 7481.